Recently, I was treated to an hour of pure, meditative bliss (also known as “theta) at Nirvana Float Spa in the Providence Town Center in Collegeville. I had never tried floating before and was a bit nervous before my new adventure. Nirvana’s owner, Lovinder Gill, set my mind at ease (both figuratively and literally) with my spa experience.
Floating involves submersion in your own personal “pod” filled with 1000 pounds of Epsom salt. With more salt ppm than the Dead Sea, you immediately float to the top of the surface. You can choose to close the pod, leave the lights on or off, and float with or without music. A soothing note let’s you know when your float is up. While in the pod, your body is relieved of all sensory inputs – many of which are constantly bombarding us on a daily basis. The water is the perfect temperature, and it becomes hard to realize where your skin ends and the water begins. Slowly, but surely, my mind stopped racing with a million thoughts, and I fell into a deeply calm state. Before I knew it, my hour was up.
While it did seem like a treat at the time, I must admit that after I felt completely energized and restored. I had a fantastic night’s sleep (I’m usually restless), and all of my back pain was relieved. Floating is safe for anyone over the age of 12, and like any new activity, please consult your physician prior to floating if you have concerns.
To learn more or to book your appointment, visit www.nirvanafloat.com.
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